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Tutti Matti per l'Italiano! - Italian Podcast - Improve Italian language skills with this podcast that is presented in Italian and features stories, clips & conversations with native Italian speakers. It explores all aspects of Italian culture, music and current events as well as language learning tips. Parliamo e ascoltiamo la lingua poetica with Melissa la studentessa matta.

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Tutti Matti per l'Italiano! - Italian Podcast - Improve Italian language skills with this podcast that is presented in Italian and features stories, clips & conversations with native Italian speakers. It explores all aspects of Italian culture, music and current events as well as language learning tips. Parliamo e ascoltiamo la lingua poetica with Melissa la studentessa matta.

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Interesting, but audio quality lacking

By Gary Richard - Nov 02 2019
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Topics and approach are very good. However, audio quality is poor.

It is ok

By Spanish version - Aug 26 2018
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I wish she didn’t have to translate everything in English. This technique distract the listener too much that can’t concentrate what she says in Italian. Please don’t translate the next episodes

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14 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
4
4
0
0

Interesting, but audio quality lacking

By Gary Richard - Nov 02 2019
Read more
Topics and approach are very good. However, audio quality is poor.

It is ok

By Spanish version - Aug 26 2018
Read more
I wish she didn’t have to translate everything in English. This technique distract the listener too much that can’t concentrate what she says in Italian. Please don’t translate the next episodes
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Tutti Matti per l'Italiano!

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Tutti Matti per l'Italiano! - Italian Podcast - Improve Italian language skills with this podcast that is presented in Italian and features stories, clips & conversations with native Italian speakers. It explores all aspects of Italian culture, music and current events as well as language learning tips. Parliamo e ascoltiamo la lingua poetica with Melissa la studentessa matta.

Rank #1: In Cucina con Daniele

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Last week my friend Danielle Palermo from Sicilia came to visit me. Our last day together, we decided to roll up our sleeves and cook an Italian meal together. Not just an Italian dinner, however, as Daniele corrected me — a Sicilian meal! He decided to prepare for me Arancine and Sfingi for dessert.

Visit: www.StudentessaMatta.com for more details

Apr 02 2018

22mins

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Rank #2: Il vino fa cantare: Italian food and Wine Expressions

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Italian expressions that have to do with food and wine!

Visit the StudentessaMatta.com website for more information, transcriptions and text in Italiano and English. http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-food-idioms-detti-cibo-italiano/

For information about Melissa's programs to learn Italian in Italy visit: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-language-immersion-programs-italy/

Mar 02 2018

10mins

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Rank #3: Carnival in Italy

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We will be discuss the origins of Carnevale and how Italians prepare for and celebrate this famous holiday. We will also be taking about the Venetian mask and the tradition of disguising oneself, as well and the floats and fun events that are happening in Venice during this time. We will also share some recipe for a traditional Carnevale sweet – le chiacchere.

May 12 2014

35mins

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Rank #4: Valentine's Day in Italy

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In this podcast we are exploring the subjects of love, romanticism and lovers and how the Italians celebrate the holiday. Naturally we will talk about Italian vocabulary that has to do with Valentine’s day. We will share some some romantic films that we like and some songs. Featuring 2 Italian guest speakers.

May 13 2014

34mins

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Rank #5: Piacere Italian Verb to Like Something

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Piacere means is used to express that something is in Italian in the Italian language or rather something is pleasing to someone. In this podcast you will learn how to conjugate in present and past tense and use the word properly in sentence. Text, Examples and Exercises are on www.StudentessaMatta.com Blog site (http://www.studentessamatta.com/piace...) If you have questions about the verb piacere leave your comments on the Studentessa Matta site

Apr 24 2017

10mins

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Rank #6: Natale / Christmas in Italy

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We are discussing Natale and Christmas in Italy and holiday traditions. We talk about the Italian Christmas markets and how Christmas is celebrated in Garda. Featuring 2 Italian guest speakers.

May 13 2014

36mins

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Rank #7: Playing around in Italiano—Giochi, Barzellette, Scherzi

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In
this Podcast I am talking about Italian words for joking and
playing around...Scioglilingua, Giochi di Parole, Barzellette,
Scherzi, Idiomi...Podcast can also be viewed on YouTube to see the
visuals that accompany the text.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrRccsRyt2g

Visit the Matta Blog for text in English and
Italian

For transcripts for this Video follow this link:
http://wp.me/p22bKE-3vi

Apr 26 2016

10mins

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Rank #8: Sentire & Ascoltare - Learning meanings and differences

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Both the Italian words "Sentire" and "Ascoltare" mean to perceive something. But they vary in several ways. For transcript & translations see http://www.studentessamatta.com/sentire-ascoltare-learning-meanings-differences : Subscribe to the Studentessa Matta Blog to receive posts, Newsletters & EXCLUSIVE language tips via email.

To see the Youtube Video of this podcast click here: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=Rj3I0Iw_feE

Mar 26 2017

10mins

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Rank #9: Buona Pasqua! Dammi un Bacio!

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Happy Easter! They say in Italian…Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want! Today I am going to talk a little about Easter and some of the sweets that Italians eat at this time of year. I’m going to especially talk about Baci chocolates

Mar 22 2016

10mins

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Rank #10: Due parole: Lasciare & Mollare

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Discussion about two Italian synonyms Lasciare and Mollare. Both mean to let go. Idiomatic expressions and meanings when combined with other words. Short story about two frogs to help remember these two words.

To read transcript visit: http://www.studentessamatta.com/lasciare-mollare-significati-storia-rane-non-mollare-mai/

For more tips, tricks and helpful advice for learning Italian visit the Studentessa Matta blog. www.studentessamatta.com To view the Youtube video of this podcast visit the Studentessa Matta Youtube Channel www.youtube.com/c/StudentessaMatta_MelissaMuldoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8NvZD4AE-E

Send comments to Melissa@StudentessaMatta.com

Ci sentiamo! Buoni studi!

Mar 09 2017

9mins

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Rank #11: Interview with Melissa Muldoon - Author of Waking Isabella for Inside Scoop

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Interview with Melissa Muldoon - Author of Waking Isabella with Inside Scoop  Topics of conversation:
  • Isabella de Medici
  • Research for the book in Arezzo, Italy 
  • Giostra del Saracino - Annual Jousting Festival held in Arezzo
  • Suppression of Artists and Hitler's Obsession during WWII
  • Melissa's Writing Process
  • Her Award Winning Italian Language Blog and Immersion Trips to Italy
  • Most Rewarding Experience as an Author

Feb 17 2018

38mins

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Rank #12: Inside Book Scoop Live Interview with Melissa Muldoon

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Recently I published a novel about Italy called “Dreaming Sophia.” In this podcast I share with the Tutti Matti Italian listeners an interview I conducted with Sheri Hoyt for “Inside Book Scoop Live”. In this book chat you will find out more about the book, my background, and the reasons for writing the novel. Buon ascolto! For more information about the book visit: www.DreamingSophiaBook.com Available for iBook 

Available on Amazon: Print & Kindle

Apr 01 2017

40mins

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Rank #13: Facciamo un salto nel passato! Andiamo ad Arezzo

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Sometimes a trip to Italy is like stepping into the past. For me, that is part of the charm of Italy. Recently I had the impression of passing through a portal back to medieval times. It happened during my stay in Arezzo last September when I witnessed the Giostra del Saracino - The Joust of the of the Saracens. Practice your Italian language skills by listening to this podcast! You can find a transcript and translations on www.studentessamatta.com 

Nov 16 2016

11mins

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Rank #14: Andiamo al Mercato di Arezzo

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Today we are going to the Arezzo’s Saturday market. There you can buy lots of things. The best would be the fresh food that you can buy there. There are so many things…peppers, squash blossoms, mushrooms, fruit and various kinds of meat and cheeses…but especially the porchetta. Come with us!

Oct 02 2016

4mins

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Rank #15: Arezzo’s Antiques Fair

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Arezzo Antique Fair Fiera Antiquaria takes place Piazza Grande every first weekend of month. It is one of the oldest largest fairs in Italy over 400 vendors. To view transcripts of podcast in Italian and English go to http://www.studentessamatta.com/arezzo-antique-fair-fiera-antiquaria-arezzo

Jan 27 2017

7mins

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Rank #16: Flash Academy - New App to Learn Itlalian

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Today I am here to tell you about a fantastic new mobile app called “FlashAcademy”. It is the idea of the company behind FlashSticks – the company that created the app to learn a foreign language using the Post-it Notes. Now the app has a new interface and new images. Now it focuses on the progress of the student towards graduation from Flash Academy. Each lesson moves the student forward! The learning curve is fast paced with new interactive lessons.

Oct 02 2016

8mins

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Rank #17: Moglie e buoi dei paesi tuoi

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Colorful Italian idioms that have to do with animals. Italian expressions to help make your conversation more lively and make you sound more like an Italian native. For the written transcript visit the StudentessaMatta.com blog. http://www.studentessamatta.com/moglie-buoi-dei-paesi-tuoi-italian-idioms-modi-di-dire/

Want to immerse in Italian language and culture, join me in September in Arezzo for a small group language program. Details on the Studentessa Matta blog: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-immersion-tuscany-italy-arezzo/

Feb 16 2018

10mins

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Rank #18: Italian Christmas Cake Battles!

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Buon Natale e Benvenuti all'antico dibattito che spesso divide le famiglie italiane. Di che cosa sto parlando? Il dibattito tra servire Panettone o Pandoro a Natale.

Happy Holidays! Welcome to the age-old debate that often splits Italian families. What am I talking about? The debate between serving Panettone or Pandoro during the holidays of course!

For a transcription of this podcast visit http://www.studentessamatta.com/christmas-cake-battles-panettone-versus-pandoro/

Buone feste!

Dec 21 2016

7mins

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Rank #19: Arezzo 2017 Fall Italian Language Program

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Come along with me as I recap my recent stay in Arezzo. Here are the highlights from the language program which I co-lead with Paola Testi of Cultura Italiana language school for foreigners. Highlights include: the Giostra that occurs the first weekend in September, a trip to Cortona and Anghiari and the Porchetta Sagra in San Savino.

To sign up for the next 2018 Arezzo Language Program visit: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-immersion-tuscany-italy-arezzo

For transcript & translation of this video visit the Matta Blog: http://www.studentessamatta.com/arezzo-italian-language-program-learn-italian-cultura-italiana-melissa-muldoon/

Jan 04 2018

3mins

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Rank #20: Buon Anno 2018!

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Buon Anno 2018! Ways to say Happy New Year in Italian and chatting about the past year and what is happening my Matta world coming in 2018. Trips, travels, Italians studies, Novels about Italy, and an Italian New Year poem by Gianni Rodari. Translations on the Matta blog at http://www.studentessamatta.com/benvenuto-2018-italian-new-year-greetings/

Jan 04 2018

7mins

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La leggenda di Porsena — il re etrucso

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I have always loved a good legend, filled with mystery and intrigue, and last year when I visited Chiusi, my friends were happy to tell me the story of Porsena the Etruscan King, who was as rich as he was benevolent. But whatever happened to his tomb?

Jan 08 2020

7mins

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Benvenuto 2020

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Thanks to everyone who reads the Matta Blog and who follow the Youtube Channel. I am eternally grateful that through the internet I have the chance to meet so many people who continue to enrich my life. All of you… and the love I feel for Italy — for her art, language and her people — are the reasons I do what I do!

Jan 02 2020

5mins

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The Wisdom of the Trees. Legends & useful information

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Discussing the legend of Apollo and Ciparisso, a wise saying about trees and a little Italian grammar lesson. After a long break during which I published my third novel set in Italy and translating my second into Italian, I'm back to say ciao! and thank everyone for following the Studentessa Matta Podcast! For more information and transcripts in Italian and English Visithttps://www.studentessamatta.com/alberi-saggezza-leggenda-apollo-ciparisso-cypress/

Nov 08 2019

5mins

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L’arte del merletto al tombolo - Anna Maria ci spiega tutto

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What exactly is merletto al tombolo? Well, it is a very old art form that harks back to the age of Caterina de' Medici. It is an antique way of making lace by hand. Anna Maria Gherardi, who lives in Arezzo, has done this type of work since she was a girl and during her childhood, Debora remembers hearing the noise the spools of the threads made always in the background as her mom worked on her roundtable creating pieces of lace that she put together later to make things like napkins and tablecloths.

Aug 27 2018

7mins

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The Dog Days of Summer — La canicola estiva

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The hottest days of summer are called the dog days of summer. In Italian, the expression is La canicola estiva. In this Youtube video find out reason why! Hint: it has something to do with the brightest star in the summer sky - Sirius AND the ancient Romans!

For text and translation visit: www.studentessamatta.com

To find out more about my Italian language Immersion programs in Italy for 2019 visit: https://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-language-immersion-programs-italy/

Aug 27 2018

5mins

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In Cucina con Daniele

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Last week my friend Danielle Palermo from Sicilia came to visit me. Our last day together, we decided to roll up our sleeves and cook an Italian meal together. Not just an Italian dinner, however, as Daniele corrected me — a Sicilian meal! He decided to prepare for me Arancine and Sfingi for dessert.

Visit: www.StudentessaMatta.com for more details

Apr 02 2018

22mins

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Il vino fa cantare: Italian food and Wine Expressions

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Italian expressions that have to do with food and wine!

Visit the StudentessaMatta.com website for more information, transcriptions and text in Italiano and English. http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-food-idioms-detti-cibo-italiano/

For information about Melissa's programs to learn Italian in Italy visit: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-language-immersion-programs-italy/

Mar 02 2018

10mins

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Interview with Melissa Muldoon - Author of Waking Isabella for Inside Scoop

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Interview with Melissa Muldoon - Author of Waking Isabella with Inside Scoop  Topics of conversation:
  • Isabella de Medici
  • Research for the book in Arezzo, Italy 
  • Giostra del Saracino - Annual Jousting Festival held in Arezzo
  • Suppression of Artists and Hitler's Obsession during WWII
  • Melissa's Writing Process
  • Her Award Winning Italian Language Blog and Immersion Trips to Italy
  • Most Rewarding Experience as an Author

Feb 17 2018

38mins

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Mattiniero vs Nottambulo

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Mattiniero vs Nottambulo: What kind of person are you? Are you a morning person or an evening person? I just created subtitles in Italian! Yay! turn on the captioning button to see the Italian words! For more information, language learning tips and translations check out the Studentessa Matta Blog: www.studentessamatta.com

Feb 17 2018

6mins

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Italian Chat with Melissa

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Chatting in Italian about Carnival, masks and costumes. You can find the post on the StudentessaMatta.com website with English translations.

Studentessa Matta Facebook page to join the conversation group: https://www.facebook.com/studentessamatta

Visit the Matta Blog to learn more about Italian Homestay Language Vacations: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-language-homestay-vacations/

To Purchase Melissa's novels about Italy: visit Amazon Dreaming Sophia: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997634804?ie=UTF8&creativeASIN=0997634804&linkCode=xm2&tag=diariodiunstu-20

Waking Isabella: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997634820?ie=UTF8&creativeASIN=0997634804&linkCode=xm2&tag=diariodiunstu-20

Feb 17 2018

8mins

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Andare a Cavallo

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Andare a Cavallo - taking a ride on the beach on a horse in Half Moon Bay in California. Learn new Italian vocabulary for things that have to do with horses and their gear. Follow along as I talk about my weekend adventure on horseback. Visit the Matta Blog to read the transcript in Italian and English. http://www.studentessamatta.com/andare-cavallo-riding-horse-beach-useful-horse-lingo/

Join me in Arezzo in September 2018 for Italian Language Immersion and participate in the Medieval Jousting Festival! To sign up and reserve a spot visit: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-immersion-tuscany-italy-arezzo/

Feb 16 2018

5mins

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Moglie e buoi dei paesi tuoi

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Colorful Italian idioms that have to do with animals. Italian expressions to help make your conversation more lively and make you sound more like an Italian native. For the written transcript visit the StudentessaMatta.com blog. http://www.studentessamatta.com/moglie-buoi-dei-paesi-tuoi-italian-idioms-modi-di-dire/

Want to immerse in Italian language and culture, join me in September in Arezzo for a small group language program. Details on the Studentessa Matta blog: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-immersion-tuscany-italy-arezzo/

Feb 16 2018

10mins

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Arezzo 2017 Fall Italian Language Program

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Come along with me as I recap my recent stay in Arezzo. Here are the highlights from the language program which I co-lead with Paola Testi of Cultura Italiana language school for foreigners. Highlights include: the Giostra that occurs the first weekend in September, a trip to Cortona and Anghiari and the Porchetta Sagra in San Savino.

To sign up for the next 2018 Arezzo Language Program visit: http://www.studentessamatta.com/italian-immersion-tuscany-italy-arezzo

For transcript & translation of this video visit the Matta Blog: http://www.studentessamatta.com/arezzo-italian-language-program-learn-italian-cultura-italiana-melissa-muldoon/

Jan 04 2018

3mins

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Buon Anno 2018!

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Buon Anno 2018! Ways to say Happy New Year in Italian and chatting about the past year and what is happening my Matta world coming in 2018. Trips, travels, Italians studies, Novels about Italy, and an Italian New Year poem by Gianni Rodari. Translations on the Matta blog at http://www.studentessamatta.com/benvenuto-2018-italian-new-year-greetings/

Jan 04 2018

7mins

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Piacere Italian Verb to Like Something

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Piacere means is used to express that something is in Italian in the Italian language or rather something is pleasing to someone. In this podcast you will learn how to conjugate in present and past tense and use the word properly in sentence. Text, Examples and Exercises are on www.StudentessaMatta.com Blog site (http://www.studentessamatta.com/piace...) If you have questions about the verb piacere leave your comments on the Studentessa Matta site

Apr 24 2017

10mins

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Inside Book Scoop Live Interview with Melissa Muldoon

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Recently I published a novel about Italy called “Dreaming Sophia.” In this podcast I share with the Tutti Matti Italian listeners an interview I conducted with Sheri Hoyt for “Inside Book Scoop Live”. In this book chat you will find out more about the book, my background, and the reasons for writing the novel. Buon ascolto! For more information about the book visit: www.DreamingSophiaBook.com Available for iBook 

Available on Amazon: Print & Kindle

Apr 01 2017

40mins

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Sentire & Ascoltare - Learning meanings and differences

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Both the Italian words "Sentire" and "Ascoltare" mean to perceive something. But they vary in several ways. For transcript & translations see http://www.studentessamatta.com/sentire-ascoltare-learning-meanings-differences : Subscribe to the Studentessa Matta Blog to receive posts, Newsletters & EXCLUSIVE language tips via email.

To see the Youtube Video of this podcast click here: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=Rj3I0Iw_feE

Mar 26 2017

10mins

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Due parole: Lasciare & Mollare

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Discussion about two Italian synonyms Lasciare and Mollare. Both mean to let go. Idiomatic expressions and meanings when combined with other words. Short story about two frogs to help remember these two words.

To read transcript visit: http://www.studentessamatta.com/lasciare-mollare-significati-storia-rane-non-mollare-mai/

For more tips, tricks and helpful advice for learning Italian visit the Studentessa Matta blog. www.studentessamatta.com To view the Youtube video of this podcast visit the Studentessa Matta Youtube Channel www.youtube.com/c/StudentessaMatta_MelissaMuldoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8NvZD4AE-E

Send comments to Melissa@StudentessaMatta.com

Ci sentiamo! Buoni studi!

Mar 09 2017

9mins

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Arezzo’s Antiques Fair

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Arezzo Antique Fair Fiera Antiquaria takes place Piazza Grande every first weekend of month. It is one of the oldest largest fairs in Italy over 400 vendors. To view transcripts of podcast in Italian and English go to http://www.studentessamatta.com/arezzo-antique-fair-fiera-antiquaria-arezzo

Jan 27 2017

7mins

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Italian Christmas Cake Battles!

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Buon Natale e Benvenuti all'antico dibattito che spesso divide le famiglie italiane. Di che cosa sto parlando? Il dibattito tra servire Panettone o Pandoro a Natale.

Happy Holidays! Welcome to the age-old debate that often splits Italian families. What am I talking about? The debate between serving Panettone or Pandoro during the holidays of course!

For a transcription of this podcast visit http://www.studentessamatta.com/christmas-cake-battles-panettone-versus-pandoro/

Buone feste!

Dec 21 2016

7mins

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iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
4
4
0
0

Interesting, but audio quality lacking

By Gary Richard - Nov 02 2019
Read more
Topics and approach are very good. However, audio quality is poor.

It is ok

By Spanish version - Aug 26 2018
Read more
I wish she didn’t have to translate everything in English. This technique distract the listener too much that can’t concentrate what she says in Italian. Please don’t translate the next episodes